1926-1927 Crew Archive

In January 1927, NCBC accepted a challenge from Oxford University Women’s Boat Club to a contest on the Isis. This was not a side by side race, instead being judged on a combination of style and time over a half mile course, however being the first competitive meeting between women’s crews representing the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, this meeting is accepted as being the first Women’s Boat Race.

1st VIII

CMargaret T. Rhys
SCordelia H. England (President)
7Emily P. Rickey
6Phyllis K. Rich
5Eleanor Hutchinson
4Phyllis M. Hares
3Barbara M. Brown
2Winifred K. Leverton
BAda E.M. Wamsley

Results: lost to Oxford University Women’s Boat Club by 13.6 seconds